A proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, Shelley Ware is well known as one of the hosts of the ground-breaking Marngrook Footy Show on NITV.
For the past decade or so, Shelley has worked in the media as a radio and television presenter on both local and national AFL football news shows. During that time, particularly as a member of the Marngrook team, Shelley has combined her love of football and her Aboriginal culture to become one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFL football in the country.
Shelley also works part time as an art teacher and childhood educator at a Melbourne primary school where she coordinates a Literacy Intervention Program and, as a mum herself, is passionate about the importance of childhood education.
We are very proud to have Shelley as a Jean Hailes ambassador. Shelley is a powerful and passionate advocate and supporter, particularly of our Women's Health Week campaign, helping to raise awareness, through education, of the importance of maintaining good health and preventing future health problems.
As Shelley says, "like learning to read and write, health education is something we all have to work on".
Shelley is also a regular Master of Ceremonies and keynote presenter for corporations and events, sharing her personal journey, perspective on females in sport, Aboriginal issues, women's health and childhood education. Learn more about Shelley and her work by visiting her website.